Local people and cheese fans are being urged to vote for Feltham’s Farm in Horsington, Somerset in the 2017
Great British Cheese Awards in two categories Best Artisan Cheese and Best Soft Cheese for its Renegade Monk
cheese. The Great British Cheese Awards recognise, promote and reward excellence in the artisan cheese
industry and celebrate the best of British cheese produced and distributed by independent cheese makers and
Renegade Monk is a soft blue cheese, rind washed in ale from Frome’s Milk Street Brewery, and made using
organic pasteurised cow’s milk from Bruton Dairy. It is one of twelve shortlisted cheeses in each category out of
500 nominated cheeses by the public nationwide. The Great British Cheese Awards stand apart from similar
events as no other cheese awards give the general public such a large voice in influencing and rewarding
outstanding British cheese. The Great British Cheese Awards don’t rely on tastings by a panel of judges at
country shows, instead these awards bring together hundreds of thousands of people online, who, along with
industry experts, food writers and celebrities give the artisan cheese industry unparalleled prominence. Members
of the public can vote online for Feltham’s Farm’s Renegade Monk until 12th August at
Marcus Fergusson, Cheesemaker at Feltham’s Farm says “We could only have managed this with the wonderful
partners who have supported us from the start – including Steve and Jules at the Roth Bar & Grill, Steve at the
Pear Tree in Sherborne, Naomi and Ruth at Kimbers, Phil at Bill the Butchers in Bruton, Simon at Palmer Street
Bottle in Frome, Tom at The Village Shop Charlton Horthorne, and Charlie at The Somerset Wine Shop in Castle
Cary. The Great British Cheese Awards are exciting for us because they are voted for solely by the public . If we
win the cheese will get national recognition and we can expand our business”.
Last year, over 7,500 people voted for their favourite cheeses, producers and retailers and there are plans to make
the 2017 awards even greater. The overall winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony set to be
held in London on 11th October 2017.
Feltham’s Farm Ltd Press Enquiries
Feltham’s Farm is an artisan cheese dairy based in Horsington, South Somerset. It is part of a smallholding that aims to be
sustainable using homegrown pigs to eat the organic whey by-product. The smallholding is owned by husband and wife team
Marcus Fergusson and Penny Nagle. Our online presence is currently through Facebook and Instagram
For more information contact:
Penny Nagle or Marcus Fergusson
tel 01963 370857
Great British Cheese Awards Press Enquiries:
Lesley Parr at Splat PR; email or call +44 (0) 7754 482139.
Notes for editors:
What are the Great British Cheese Awards?
The Great British Cheese Awards have been launched with the specific aim to recognise, promote and reward
excellence in the artisan cheese industry and are organised by Great British Chefs (the UK’s fastest growing food
website) and Peter’s Yard, whose crispbread was recently named as “the best biscuit for cheese out there”.
How do the Great British Cheese Awards differ from other similar awards?
The awards will not reply on tastings alone; they will bring together hundreds of thousands of online food lovers
with industry experts, food writers and celebrity cheese fans to give the artisan cheese industry unparalleled
prominence. Ultimately, the people who eat cheese and buy cheese will be the ones who decide who deserves to
win a prestigious award. People vote online for their favourites which are then shortlisted and judged by a panel
of illustrious judges that include industry experts, food writers and celebrities.
When are the winners announced?
An awards ceremony will be held in London on 11th October 2017, when all winners will receive their award